The Texans had their seventh practice of OTAs (organized team activities) on Monday at the Methodist Training Center.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak didn't describe it as his team's best.
"We had a lot of mistakes, but I probably gave them a little bit too much," Kubiak said. "What I'm doing right now, to be honest with you, I probably have got everyone way overloaded, all these young guys. I'm really trying to see what they can handle."
The Texans have three more practices this week before a June 11-13 mini-camp. Kubiak typically rests his starters and other key veterans during mini-camp, preferring to use the practices to evaluate young players before the Texans' month-long break before training camp.
"We're throwing a bunch at them every day, just seeing who can keep up and really trying to send a message to them of what they're going to have to handle when we come back," Kubiak said. "You expect some of these things, but it's interesting because you see some of them handle it, (and) you see some of them struggling right now. We'll sort it all out but try to get them all in position to compete in July."
Despite a couple of relatively sloppy practices in the last two weeks, Kubiak does not think the Texans' offense is behind the defense in its offseason progression.
"I just think we've got a lot of young guys, so they're going to make mistakes," Kubiak said. "And like I said, we had a few today that I take responsibility for because of what I'm trying to see from them. Other than that, I don't see a behind factor. I don't see that at all."